January 31, 2008
See it, folks...you'll love it.
I heartily agree with the other reviewer. This one's a trip in terms of story, very bizarre, and Autry's appearances and his music are just fine (Sons Of The Pioneers fans should see this one). Even the feature condensation is pretty good, but the full serial is highly recommended. Would also like to see the Tom Mix serial The Miracle Rider again, too: saw it as a kid, about thirty years ago, and it had a similar (though not as strange) mix of westerns action and science fiction, and it's good, too.
January 29, 2008
THE PHANTOM EMPIRE IS ONE OF THE BEST!!!
I saw this when I was a kiddo on our local pbs station. I loved it then and I love it more now!!!
Cowboys + science fiction= awesome!
I recently showed this to MY kids. They loved it!
Of course they complained about the lack of color, but SO what! Show the youth this little gem. It is not the best serial by any measure, that award goes to the Adventures of Captain Marvel. But I would rank this in the top 6.